Sony's first widescreen Cyber-shot cameras – T200 and T70

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Two new slimline cameras from Sony as part of the Cyber-shot T Series – the T200 and T70.

The flagship T200 is available in silver, black and red, an 8.1 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom lens. The T70 is also 8.1 megapixel, with a colour choice of silver, black, white, and pink. Both feature Sony’s ‘Smile Shutter’ function, which enables the camera to automatically react to a smile – no photo taking required. If there are several people in the frame, the shutter only fires when the main subject (selected using the touchscreen) smiles.

Also on both cameras is Face Detection, touch-sensitive LCD screens with an anti-reflective coating (3-inch for T70, 3.5-inch for T200), a wide 16:9 aspect ratio (ideal for viewing images on a TV), double anti-blur, which mixes optical image stabilisation with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200 and noise reduction. You can also capture images in high definition to playback on a compatible device and you can touch up photos with a range of effects, including ‘Radial Blur’ for freeze-frame effects and ‘Retro’ to recreate the feel of an old-fashioned camera.

The Sony Cyber-Shot T200 and T70 compact digital cameras will be available in Europe from the beginning of September 2007. Price to be confirmed.

Sony website

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